Picture1Generally, states require teacher candidates to hold a bachelors degree or masters degree in a subject area (NJ – or 30 semester hour credits a specialization); Complete a teacher education program; Prove basic skills (NJ- ACT, SAT, Praxis Core); Pass a rigorous content area test (NJ- Praxis II); Pass a performance assessment test (NJ 2017-2018); and Complete the program with a qualifying GPA (3.0).  *If you choose a NJ approved teacher preparation program it will meet New Jersey requirements for the subject area covered by the program.

Get the essentials on the certification process here.